CNN interviewed a group of Republican women in Florida for a segment that aired on Thursday night about whether they believe Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s denial that he ever engaged in any kind of sexual misconduct with Christine Blasey Ford.
“A show of hands, how many of you believe Judge Kavanaugh when he says this didn’t happen?” CNN’s Randi Kaye asked.
All five women raised their hands.
“How can we believe the word of a woman from something that happened 36 years ago?” Castillo De La Pena responded. “This guy has an impeccable reputation. Nobody, nobody that has spoken ill will about him. Everyone that speaks about him. This guy’s an altar boy, a scout. Because one woman made an allegation? Sorry, I don’t buy it.”
“In the grand scheme of things, my goodness, there was no intercourse,” Inna Villarino added. “There was maybe a touch. Can we — really? 36 years and she’s still stuck on that?”
“I mean, we’re talking about a 15-year-old girl, which I respect,” Gina Sosa said. “You know, I’m a woman. I respect. But we’re talking about a 17-year-old boy in high school with testosterone running high. Tell me what boy hasn’t done this in high school. Please, I would like to know.”
“Why didn’t she come out when he was going into the Bush White House?” Angie Vazquez asked. “Why didn’t she come out — he’s been a federal judge for over a decade.”